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Fall 2024 Information Studies Courses

by Library News on 2024-04-30T16:04:00-07:00 | 0 Comments

Courses that are part of the department’s Critical Information Studies Minor:

INFO 200-01 Topics and Applications in Critical Information Studies

  • Instructor: Muralles, D. (
  • Modality: Web-Synch, Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • Theme: Community Podcasting as a Research Tool
  • Units: 3
  • Breadth Area: GE-E

Description: Applications of information literacy theories, methods, and approaches to selected topics such as information ethics, critical methodologies, social justice, and data privacy. Requires individual research.


INFO 230-01: Argumentation and Information Literacy for Sustainability Topics

  • Instructor: Radcliff, S. (
  • Modality: Web-Synch, Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30 am -10:45 am
  • Units: 3
  • Breadth Area: GE-A3, Second Composition, Sustainability Overlay

Description: Students analyze case studies in sustainability and environmental justice, exploring multiple perspectives and sources of evidence. Students will build coherent and cohesive arguments, using inductive and deductive reasoning, honing their argumentation skills through dialogue, outlining, and peer review of drafts.


INFO 310-01 Sustainability and Information Literacy

  • Instructor: Radcliff, S. (
  • Modality: Web-Synch, Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • Themes: Sustainability/climate change/environmental Justice
  • Units: 3
  • Breadth Area: GE-UD-D
  • Sustainability

Description: This course critically examines cultural and sociopolitical power dynamics in the debate around sustainability and climate change, focusing on the environment, social equity, and the economy, and develops strategies for evaluating information and producing sound arguments within the context of conflict.

Additional Courses (not in Minor)

INFO 210-01 Introduction to Searching for and Evaluating Information

Description: Covers the process of developing a focused research question from a topic of your choice, translating that question into a sophisticated search strategy to find appropriate information sources, and finally learning methods to evaluate the information sources you find.


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